Prepare for Symphony, Sonny, and The Doctor to give Benji, Lassie, and Maru a run for their money when Farm Sanctuary, America’s largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organization, launches “Animal Tales,” a new video series that taps some of Hollywood’s most recognizable voices to tell some of the most captivating animal stories the world has never before heard.
Viewers will be charmed and delighted by these moving videos that capture the charming personalities of the rescued cows, pigs, chickens and other farm animals who call Farm Sanctuary home. With more than 9 billion farm animals exploited and abused annually on America’s factory farms, the series — and its growing list of A-list supporters — looks to be around for a while. Each video will be available on Farm Santuary’s web site and YouTube.
“Most people don’t realize that old time farming is long gone. Farm animals face extreme brutality on modern ‘animal factories,’ and their stories of survival, against all odds, are dramatic and compelling,” says Gene Baur, president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary. “’Animal Tales’ will satisfy people’s never-ending appetite for amazing and heartwarming animal stories, while fostering a better understanding of farm animals, who are just as sweet, humorous, gentle, and endearing as the dogs and cats who share our lives.”
The series launches today as actress Allison Janney tells the story of a shy chicken named Symphony whose life was saved in an ironic twist of fate when the Ohio factory farm where she was confined was destroyed by a natural disaster. Watch the tale unfold here.
John Corbett’s famous voice brings us the story of The Doctor, a charismatic pig who earned his name for his endearing assistance to medical caregivers at an emergency rescue site.
Téa Leoni shares with us the happy ending for Sonny, a forgotten calf whose destiny turned toward recovery when he was rescued from a livestock auction site.
To learn more about the fascinating world of farm animals, visit farmsanctuary.org.